Tuesday, December 20, 2016

28 Loyola Physicians Named to Chicago Magazine's 2017 Top Cancer Doctors

MAYWOOD, IL – Twenty-eight Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine’s 2017 Top Cancer Doctors list.

The list was compiled by Castle Connolly, a healthcare research and information company. Doctors were selected after nominations from their peers, extensive research and careful review and screening by a physician-directed research team. Doctors could not nominate themselves, nor pay to appear on the list.

Loyola physicians on Chicago magazine’s Top Cancer Doctors list are:

The Top Cancer Doctors are listed in Chicago magazine’s January 2017 issue, on newsstands now.

Also in the magazine, Loyola’s experimental immunotherapy treatment for metastatic melanoma is included among six “remarkable homegrown breakthroughs in research and treatment.” The therapy was developed by Michael Nishimura, PhD, program director of immunologic therapeutics of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Loyola Medicine is nationally recognized for its expert team of specially trained cancer doctors who come from a wide variety of clinical specialties. These multidisciplinary specialists provide the expertise, translational research experience and compassionate care needed to diagnose and treat cancer. They work together, taking a collaborative approach to cancer care.

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Loyola to its nationwide list of 70 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.